After a forced hiatus due to the C0VID-19 pandemic, The Hills: New Beginnings is set to resume filming on Season 2 this summer.
Page Six reports that the MTV reality series, which was two episodes into production when filming was halted in March, will resume filming at the end of July or in early August. However, like other shows that are looking to resume production, ‘The Hills’ will take precautions to ensure safety for the cast and crew.
“Production is working with health officials in Los Angeles County to assure a healthy filming situation,” an insider said. “They will be doing some self-shooting but mostly back to filming with the new health regulations in place for filming.”
In addition to new health regulations, Season 2 will also welcome a new cast member, Caroline D’Amore, much to the dismay of now-former cast member Mischa Barton, who previously called the newcomer “too boring.“
Another ‘Hills’ alumni joining Mischa in the unemployment line is Stephanie Pratt, who faced a wave of backlash on social media earlier this month after suggesting violence be used against looters amid the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd.
In response to her distasteful tweet, Stephanie was reminded on social media that in 2006, she was arrested for shoplifting more than $1,300 in items from Neiman Marcus and subsequently charged with theft and drug possession for said-incident.
Comments poured in on social media directed at MTV, demanding that Stephanie be fired for her actions. However, it appears Stephanie chose to leave the show on her own.
While Mischa and Stephanie are out for Season 2, fans can expect to see Brody Jenner, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Justin Bobby Brescia, Frankie Delgado, Whitney Port, Brandon Thomas Lee, Jason Wahler and Kaitlynn Carter return to the series.
Fans can also expect to see Brody and Kaitlynn, who split shortly after Season 1 aired, getting along, as Brody is reportedly “fine” with Kaitlynn being on the show.
“He has no problem with it,” an insider told Page Six. “If the show is true to their lives, she’s a part of his life even if they’re not together.”
Though Brody is rumored to be dating someone at the moment, Season 2 of ‘New Beginnings’ will show him enjoying life as a single guy, though it has not been revealed yet as to whether Kaitlynn’s short-lived romance with Miley Cyrus will be addressed on the show. As The Ashley previously told you, the two dated in September 2019 following Kaitlynn’s split with Brody and Miley’s split from husband Liam Hemsworth, but their time together didn’t last long.
Also, despite her former co-stars’ wishes (and Spencer’s praying) it doesn’t appear that former OG ‘Hills’ star Kristin Cavallari will be making her full-time return to the show. She recently announced the end of her own show, Very Cavallari, following her recent split from husband Jay Cutler.
In March, Kristen did confirm back in March that she had filmed a cameo for Season 2.
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